Philadelphia high school walkout demands necessities

WW photo: Joseph PietteHigh school students left their classrooms and marched from the Philadelphia School District offices to City Hall in a “Philly School Walkout and Protest” on April 6. They demanded justice-based educational necessities like school counselors, school nurses, nutritious food and enough teachers. Student Marlon Thomas told the crowd the public school system “punishes its students because they’re not being taught right; they aren’t being funded right; they aren’t being fed right, led right, talked to right. … There is something wrong with the people in charge of the Philadelphia education system. … Broke schools don’t work!”